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Feb 19, 2010

I'm planning to upgrade my RAM from 3GB RAM to 4 RAM....is it worth it or upgrade to 6GB?

I guess my existing is 2 + 1....so I'll just remove 1GB and buy 2GB RAM (for 4GB Ram)....How about if I want 6GB RAM?

Also I want to replace my 250GB HDD to 500GB.

What's the effect of heat issue if I upgrade both HDD and RAM?

any advise where can I buy?


Here is my existing RAM : 3GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, and HDD: 250G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive

Thanks in advance.

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